Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It's is not your average everyday motorcycle. It has an eight cylinder engine in the back, three wheels. Oh, and it's built for a man who's paralyzed from the chest down.
Tom Egan, the owner of Access Unlimited, the company that installed the handicap equipment, says that the equipment was put on the Trike for a man from Maryland, Brian Schiner.
Brian is a paraplegic, but he says that because of the work Access Unlimited does, he is still able to travel freely.
"It's nice for people like me to who don't want to stop living the way that they used to live after an accident and we can find people like them that will custom work for you to help you be able to do that stuff," said Brian Schiner, Owner of Motorcycle
Trucks, SUV's and even RV's are also being redesigned to become more accessible to people with disabilities at Access Unlimited. The equipment they are installing into some of these vehicles are not only being shipped in the United States but around the world as well.
Tom says his company was a pioneer in creating technology such as the Easy-Reach and all of the pieces that go into the machines -- like the gears for a car door or the buttons that control the horn and windshield wipers -- are all made on site and are created for the sole purpose of giving people with disabilities broader access to transportation.
"Our philosophy is that we believe that people with disabilities should have all the same choices as anybody else so if you're in a wheelchair and want to ride in a motorcycle, give us a call and we will figure out how to make it happen," said Tom Egan, owner of Access Unlimited